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NH Supreme Court rules against Alpha Delta


By ANTHONY ROBLES The Dartmouth Staff








On April 11, the New Hampshire Supreme Court upheld a ruling against derecognized fraternity Alpha Delta in the case of Dartmouth Corporation of Alpha Delta v. Town of Hanover. The ruling concludes a lengthy legal battle between AD and the town and means AD cannot use its house on 9 East Wheelock Street as a student residence. The opinion reaffirmed the September 2015 decision of the Grafton County Superior Court in support of Hanover’s Zoning Board of Adjustment, which determined that using AD’s house as a student residence violated the town’s zoning ordinance. The

Derecognized fraternity Alpha Delta will not be able to house students in its 9 East Wheelock house.

Parking ticket revenue rises By JULIAN NATHAN

The Dartmouth Staff

A couple of weeks ago, Scotty Whitmore ’15 was surprised to find a parking ticket from Dartmouth Parking and Transportation Services addressed to his father in his mailbox. Whitmore visited campus

this past February but drove his father’s vehicle, which is not registered with the College. Whitmore guessed that officers might have traced the vehicle back to his father by inspecting the vehicle’s registration or license plate. Michael Baicker ’17, who has also been SEE PARKING PAGE 5


Trips applications increase

By MIKA JEHOON LEE The Dartmouth Staff

Wednesday evening, 282 trip leaders and 58 Croo members were accepted as volunteers for Dartmouth Outing Club First-Year Trips, according to Trips director Doug Phipps ’17 and associate director Apoorva Dixit ’17. Students were given the option to apply for both positions. The directorate received 632 Trip leader

applications, an increase from 493 in 2016, 575 in 2015 and 618 in 2014. Meanwhile, there were 179 applications submitted for Croo volunteers, compared to 144 in 2016, 154 in 2015 and 200 in 2014. D i x i t s a i d t h at t h e 21-member Trips directorate tried to encourage students to apply by individually contacting students, adding that the directorate was very intentional about reaching out to more than just their friends.

In addition, there were two outreach coordinators, one more than in previous years, to expand the directorate’s outreach efforts. Nitasha Kochar ’19 and Kristina Heggedal ’17 are this year’s outreach coordinators. Phipps said that the directorate also tried to reframe the message of why people should volunteer for trips. SEE TRIPS PAGE 3





Geisel students receive research fellowships By PAULOMI RAO

The Dartmouth Staff

Two Geisel School of Medicine students will serve year-long research fellowships.TheDorisDukeInternational Clinical Research Fellowship to conduct research in South Africa represents a lifetime of interest in international travel and global health for Geisel student Lye-Yeng Wong Med’18. For Geisel


student Fernando Vazquez Med’18, his participation in Medical Research Scholars Program through the National Institutes of Health will allow him to think about medicine in a broader sense and interact with other professionals. Wong is headed to South Africa this summer to research global health in an international setting, an important topic SEE GEISEL PAGE 5


Attendees watch the Reel Paddling Film Festival World Tour.



NH Supreme Court rules students cannot live in Alpha Delta’s house FROM AD PAGE 1

fire alarm was pulled and the fire department was subsequently barred zoning ordinance requires student from entering by the residents. “We worked with the trustees residencies to operate in conjunction with an institution, which in this case of Alpha Delta as a result of the experiences that summer to ensure is the College. “The Supreme Court appeal was that students were not living in the one avenue for us to clarify our zoning property starting in the fall of 2015,” status, but there are others that we Griffin said. “The trustees were are exploring, and our corporation very helpful in ensuring that that [did] not happen. maintains its By the time the intention for our fall term started, undergraduate “The Supreme Court the house had organization to appeal was one been completely return and make a avenue for us to vacated.” positive impact on Griffin added Dartmouth and clarify our zoning that aside from the community status, but there are some minor over time,” AD issues, such as the b o a r d c h a i r others that we are occasional usage Lionel Conacher exploring, and our of the house’s ’85 wrote in an parking lot and email statement. corporation maintains a few incidents in “While we don’t its intention for which someone agree with the our undergraduate entered the house, decision of the there have been Supreme Court, organization to return no significant we respect the and make a positive incidents on the judicial process property since it and will live with impact on Dartmouth was vacated. the decision.” and the community Following the Civil attorney over time.” appeals hearing Carolyn Cole, in June 2015, the who represented ZBA reaffirmed AD in the case, -LIONEL CONACHER its previous declined to decision and comment on the ’85, ALPHA DELTA issued a statement Supreme Court’s CHAIRPERSON rejecting AD’s decision because argument that she is representing the house was another fraternity that currently has a case pending in grandfathered, or exempt from the town’s zoning ordinance because the Superior Court. The College derecognized AD students had lived in the house before as a student organization in April the zoning ordinance was adopted. 2015 because of a “violation of the Additionally, the ZBA wrote that AD school’s standards of conduct” related did not sustain the burden of proving to allegations of branding. This its property fell under “nonconforming derecognition resulted in the College use,” which would have allowed the revoking the fraternity’s residential lawful use of the house as a student residence even without conforming status. According to the Supreme Court’s to the ordinance requirements. Had opinion, the town first notified AD it been able to do so, the house could on April 23, 2015 that continued use have been legally used as a student of the property violated town zoning residence despite its inability to ordinances and the town of Hanover conform to the town’s ordinance also told Alpha Delta that continued requirements. The board further rejected the occupancy of the property needed to “cease immediately.” The fraternity fraternity’s argument that it met appealed this decision to the ZBA on the town’s “in conjunction with” requirement, which would have April 29, 2015. Despite the order, Hanover town allowed for usage of the house in manager Julia Griffin said that conjunction with another institution the house remained occupied that besides the College on the basis that following summer. Griffin said that all residents of the house have been there were a couple of emergency and would be students of the College. AD subsequently requested a calls to the house during this period, including one instance when the rehearing with the ZBA, which was

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denied. Soon after, in September 2015, AD appealed the ZBA’s ruling to the Grafton Country Superior Court. The Superior Court ruled in favor of the ZBA, stating that their decision was “neither legally erroneous nor unreasonable.” Much like the ZBA, the court rejected AD’s grandfathering argument and its argument regarding the “in conjunction with” requirement, as the fraternity did not provide sufficient evidence to show an association with the College after its derecognition. AD then appealed the decision of the Superior Court to the New Hampshire Supreme Court. The court released its opinion last Tuesday morning after hearing the case on Feb. 16. The court stated that AD’s example of a 2014 zoning board decision regarding Kappa Kappa Kappa fraternity, which was allowed to maintain its status as a student residence despite renovations due to being grandfathered in, was not sufficiently convincing because the example failed to address the “in conjunction with” language of the zoning ordinance. The court also did not think that past examples of laxness by the ZBA prohibit future enforcement. In the past, then-derecognized Zeta Psi fraternity was denied status as a student residence in 2003 due to aesthetic objections. In 2005, Phi Delta Alpha fraternity became a student residence after asking for approval to renovate its house. Because the College derecognized AD as a student organization, the court agreed with the ZBA’s ruling that the fraternity has no association with the College and therefore cannot operate in conjunction with the College. The court ended its statement by reiterating its affirmation of the lower court’s decision, which found that AD’s use of its property as a student residence violated Hanover zoning rules. The court additionwally stated that any further arguments by Alpha Delta did not merit further discussion. The legal battles of Alpha Delta prelude those of derecognized Sigma Alpha Epsilon, which is currently awaiting a decision from the Superior Court in regard to its appeal on zoning ordinances. “From the town’s perspective, the Sigma Alpha Epsilon case and the Alpha Delta case are virtually the same,” Griffin said. “The Sigma Alpha Epsilon case was heard in Superior Court about two and a half weeks ago, and we’ll wait for the Superior Court to issue the decision.” In an email statement, College spokesperson Diana Lawrence said that in regards to the Supreme Court decision, the College was pleased that the matter had been resolved.

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More than 300 students accepted as First-Year Trip volunteers FROM TRIPS PAGE 1

“It is very easy for an outdoor orientation program to take on a message like, ‘This is a fun adventure’ but we wanted to angle it more towards, ‘This is how we introduce 90 percent of the incoming class,’” Phipps said. The directorate also wanted to break Trips volunteer stereotypes and strove to select volunteers that are representative of the trippees they will be meeting, Dixit said. “Rather than Trip leaders being outdoors people who have wilderness skills, we very much tried to let people know that Trip leaders are mentors,” Dixit said. “We wanted mentors of every identity because we have trippees of every identity.” Newly selected Trip leader Jamie Park ’20 said that she decided to apply because she wanted to give back to the Trips program, which had offered a sense of inclusion when she first stepped on campus. “[Trips] made me feel like I didn’t have to force myself to make friends,” Park said. “It was a seamless transition from being completely alone to having friends.” Croo volunteer Dalia RodriguezCaspeta ’18 said that her attachment to Moosilauke Lodge, where she spent much of her time after her freshman fall as a member of the trail crew,

motivated her to apply as a volunteer. Dixit said that all submitted applications were read blind and scored by a reading committee comprised of the directorate and selected readers. According to the directors, when evaluating applications, the directorate looked for values such as mentorship, inclusivity and teamwork. The scores were then used by select members of the directorate to place applicants onto a Croo or a trip, Dixit added. Finally, the directorate read a non-graded section to understand applicants’ preferences and skill sets so that they could better place them. The demographics of the applicants this year changed compared to previous years. Dixit said that this year’s directorate received many more applications from male students. However, there were still 20 percent more female students applying to be trip leaders and twice as many for Croo volunteers, respectively, this year. The number of African-American applicants also increased from approximately two percent last year to over four percent this year, Dixit said. The directors noted that the majority of Trip leader and Croo volunteer applicants have consistently been white in past years, with this year being no exception. Fifty-nine percent of Trip leader


This year, about 58 percent of First-Year Trip applicants and leaders identified as white.

applicants and 58 percent of Croo applicants were white. This year’s directorate has implemented a few changes to the Trips program. For instance, downtime trips such as cabin camping will have an itinerary attached to them so that students can participate

in activities like yoga and meditation during the day. Additionally, students in the Hiking 3 trip will trek a different course from that in previous years. In the near future, selected Trip volunteers will participate in training sessions and workshops focused on community building, risk

management and wilderness skills. They will also need to be certified in first aid and CPR before the trip begins. Newly selected trip leader Brandon Yu ’20 said that he cannot wait to meet his trippees and become close to them, like an elder sibling.



A Better Society

A College Constituency

The Irving Institute hinders Dartmouth’s quest for sustainability. As a young climate scientist, I often have indication from the Dartmouth administration trouble sleeping at night. that the institute’s goals will focus on transitioning I have read so many studies about the impacts toward renewable energy. of climate change that I cannot sit with my I have heard Hanlon pay endless lip service conscience unless I act. to sustainability. As a matter of fact, I can almost Last fall, I was horrified when College guarantee he’ll deliver an empty statement President Phil Hanlon announced the creation on sustainability for the College’s Earth Day of the Arthur L. Irving Institute for Energy celebrations today. But I have yet to see that talk and Society, which is funded in large part by materialize into leadership. Arthur Irving, the Canadian oil tycoon. How The Irving Institute is currently in the process could Dartmouth accept funding from a fossil of being formally organized. A director will soon fuel company for an Institute for Energy and be named. What will the focus of this institute Society? be? Will it help lead Dartmouth — and society It was simply antithetical to everything I — toward a world with climate solutions? Or learned: in order to act on climate change, will it be focused on the past? we must eliminate fossil fuels and transition to As the search committee for the inaugural renewable energy. If we are to act on climate, director of the institute gets closer to nominating we must immediately a candidate, I hope that reduce our greenhouse it will remember the gas emissions. We cannot “Climate change importance of “society” build new pipelines — we will only be solved in the institute’s title. must build a better future. Ostensibly, this institute Irving Oil, on the by those who take is meant to be a place other hand, is a major on innovative, where Dartmouth can supporter of new pipelines contribute to solving some interdisciplinary, in Canada. The company of the greatest challenges has advocated for the radical solutions.” of our time — and that creation of the Energy cannot be done without East pipeline, a massive the leadership of a director cross-country pipeline that is opposed by many who understands these social problems and who indigenous peoples and communities across can envision interdisciplinary solutions. Canada, including the mayor of Montreal. There are numerous energy institutes at Moreover, in New Brunswick, the Irving family various universities in the United States. Focusing has intimidated government scientists whose on justice and on the social component of research criticized oil development. The Irving environmental problems is an imperative to family also owns much of New Brunswick’s energy research, and such a focus could set media, quashing negative press. To add to all Dartmouth apart. If, contrary to my concerns, of this, there have also been numerous reports the money donated by Irving did not carry any of Irving lobbying governments for pipeline restrictions, then it should be simple to reaffirm projects. this commitment to climate change action by In the Irving Institute’s “About the Donors” selecting a director who understands the urgency page, the institute’s website says, “Irving has long of this crisis. been a supporter of academic institutions and Climate change will only be solved by those environmental causes.” As a Canadian, I am all who take on innovative, interdisciplinary, radical too aware of Irving’s reputation in Canada and solutions. At Dartmouth, do we lead or do we frankly, the College’s words do not add up. fall behind? My research tells me that society cannot exist without a just transition away from fossil Yona is an alumna who founded the Divest Dartmouth fuels. I will not be convinced that this institute campaign and is a member of Dartmouth Alumni for will tackle societal problems until there is a clear Climate Action.

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New Hampshire Republicans are unethically attacking student voting rights. William Pitt the Younger became Britain’s prime minister when he was 24. For most of his time in parliament, his constituency was the University of Cambridge. Until 1950, the United Kingdom allowed the students and alumni of universities to elect members to its national legislature, and Pitt, a man who would rule his country through many of its most tumultuous moments, took office when he was barely older than the average Dartmouth senior today. Dartmouth, of course, is not represented by a university constituency. Students must vote in the same election as everyone else — and that is for the best. However, the incumbent government of New Hampshire aims to circumscribe the voting rights of students throughout the state, not just at Dartmouth but also at Plymouth State University, the University of New Hampshire, Colby-Sawyer College and many other schools. Governor Chris Sununu and the state legislature conveniently tucked into his sport coat’s pocket are attempting to curtail the most basic rights and liberties students have to maintain their own power and standing. State Senator Regina Birdsell introduced the bill, SB 3, which allegedly aims to address a public perception of voter fraud stemming from President Donald Trump’s fact-free claim that thousands of voters were bussed into the state from Massachusetts to vote illegally. The law would require extensive documentation in order to vote, particularly for same-day voter registration. Individuals would be required to submit proof of residence within 10 days of voting or face criminal charges and fines of up to $5,000. SB 3 would, in effect, make criminals out of anyone who attempted to vote while being a student, poor, in the military or in any way transient. The primary burden for students comes from the bill’s provisions that aim to make it more difficult to declare a permanent residence. To prove that a voter has a “single continuous presence” in the town in which he or she aims to vote, extensive documentation must be provided. Acceptable documents include hunting licenses, state tax returns, utility bills, leases or property deeds, none of which students are likely to have. And these impediments will not just harm students — military service members, contractors and other transient workers will also be disproportionately punished. Though this bill is ostensibly about voting fraud, New Hampshire’s Republican Party has been exceptionally clear about why it wants to restrict voting rights for students — it boils down to electoral gain. Former State House Speaker William O’Brien summed up his party’s position succinctly in 2011, stating that college students will tend to vote for Democrats because, “that’s what kids do — they don’t have life experience, and they just vote their feelings.” Elections in New Hampshire are frequently decided by tiny margins. Senator Maggie Hassan beat former Senator Kelly Ayotte last fall by just 1,017 votes out of 738,620 cast. Trump lost to former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton by just 2,736 votes.

As students, our votes matter. Both of those margins are well below the total number of students at Dartmouth — indeed, the former is below the total number of students in a single Dartmouth class. Add that to the student votes at many other colleges in the state, and it is clear that college students have an impact on elections here. But this does not just impact center-left college students. Conservative students will be just as impacted, their rights just as harmed. Demanding basic constitutional rights — in this case, the right to vote — should not be controversial. Our elected officials should want nothing more than a healthy democracy in which all citizens can, without undue burden, cast their ballots. Instead, the state’s Republican leadership is acting in a way to undermine its legitimate opposition. New Hampshire should aim to attract talented young people, but by enacting this bill, the state will drive students away from its colleges and universities and make it less likely that those already enrolled will stay in the state after graduation. New Hampshire’s economy and future benefit when students stay in the state after graduation, regardless of whether, like 39 percent of UNH’s 2015 freshman class, they grew up here or whether they came just for college. The precedent set by this bill is also dangerous. If people must settle in a place for an indefinite period of time to qualify to vote, how many college students or recent graduates will ever be able to vote? Many Dartmouth students will move numerous times by their 30th birthdays. Would all these people be unable to vote? And do the young voices generated by student votes not ultimately add a valuable perspective that New Hampshire, as a rapidly aging state, needs? Hanover is home; Dartmouth is home. And even if most of today’s crop of students will leave the town after graduation, a new group will take their place — and another, and another. An individual student is not eternally present in New Hampshire, but the College can certainly be said to be permanent. Our most basic rights as citizens are being undermined, and the voices of the young are being silenced for electoral gain. Let this remain a democracy where people are taken seriously. Let us know that, no matter our age or race, no matter our occupation, we are all Americans and our votes count. And let us please remind the state’s Republican Party leadership that their actions undermine the fundamental basis of American participatory democracy: the right to vote. The Constitution of this state says that, “All elections ought to be free, and every inhabitant of the state having the proper qualifications, has equal right to elect, and be elected into office.” Our current leaders have forgotten that democracy is more important than keeping their own jobs. They have forgotten what is meant by “live free or die.” The editorial board consists of the opinion staff, the opinion editor, both executive editors and the editor-inchief.


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Transportation services hired two new parking officers FROM PARKING PAGE 1

ticketed multiple times by the College, said that Whitmore’s experience might reflect a change in Dartmouth Parking and Transportation Services toward more aggressive enforcement of existing parking violation penalties. In an email statement, director of Parking and Transportation Services Patrick O’Neill denied that his department has changed the way it enforces parking violations. In a subsequent interview, O’Neill said that the College hired two new parking officers last July. Baicker said that he interprets Dartmouth Parking and Transportation Services’ hiring of two new parking officers to mean that the College is more determined to identify and punish parking violations. He also cited the Colleges’ hiring of O’Neill, who recently joined the College and formerly worked for the Hanover town parking division, as possible evidence of a change in departmental attitude. He added that he formed his belief based on the College’s new emphasis on ensuring that all student vehicles are registered with the College, regardless of whether or not students live on campus. Baicker said that based on the experiences of him and his friends, he believes ticketing has increased significantly. Violations that would not have been punished in prior terms appear to be punished more often now, he said.

O’Neill said that parking ticket revenues have increased this year compared to previous years. In his email, he wrote that his department has begun charging late fees for violation fees to ensure that they are paid on time. The fee is $10, with the town of Hanover also charging $10 late fees for parking penalties. He also explained that while he was not employed by Dartmouth when his department increased parking fees for A-lot, a parking lot for undergraduate students, the College likely increased fees to pay for infrastructure improvements. From 2015 to now, the cost of a parking permit for one term increased from $42 to $75. Baicker recounted one experience when he received two different tickets within four hours of each other for a single parking violation. He said that upon appealing the officers’ decision to issue two tickets, Parking and Transportation Services agreed to cancel one of the two. Jared Gerbino ’20 said he received a $50 ticket this term for parking outside of his residence hall for approximately 10 minutes without a permit while he went inside to retrieve his backpack. Gerbino said it was obvious that he did not intend to stay in the parking spot for an extended period of time because the car’s windows were open and his phone was inside. According to the College’s parking rules as of June 2016, any vehicle parked in A-lot or off-campus parking spots


From 2015 to now, the cost of a parking permit increased from $42 to $75 per term.

without a permit would be fined $50. In Hanover, people who park their cars without permits are fined $30. Addressing Whitmore’s suspicions that the College uses vehicle registrations or license plates to trace vehicles back to their owners when those vehicles are not registered with the College, O’Neill explained that the College uses a vendor to obtain owners’ contact information when unregistered vehicles accrue citations. The contracted vendor identifies the owners of the unregistered vehicles by using state motor vehicle registry

data. “This is a common practice among colleges across the country,” he wrote. Chief of the Hanover Police Department Charlie Dennis said that his department is not involved in the enforcement of parking violations that occur on Dartmouth’s private property. Dennis also said that his department imposes a $10 fine on drivers who overstay their metered parking spaces or park without putting money into the meter. This fine is half of the $20 that

Parking and Transportation Services imposes. Similarly, the town charges $50 for a towing charge, whereas the College charges $200. Baicker said that the College’s high parking fines and what he perceived to be more aggressive enforcement of parking violations might encourage some drivers to park on town property instead of on College property. Dennis acknowledged this possibility, but said that other factors, such as convenience, might also affect a person’s decision to park on town property or College property.

Geisel students receive fellowship grants to conduct research FROM GEISEL PAGE 1

to Wong, who began considering a global health studies track as an undergraduate student in Texas. While an undergraduate, Wong studied abroad multiple times and consistently felt as if she was gaining more from the local communities than she was giving back. With a specific project in mind and funding from the fellowship, Wong said she is excited to become a part of the local culture in South Africa and make a difference. “I wanted to dedicate myself in a community and be a productive person,” she said. In South Africa, Wong will participate in an HIV project focusing specifically on patients treated with HAART therapy. HAART therapy, also known as highly active antiretroviral therapy, is often prescribed to patients to help manage HIV’s symptoms and prevent the virus from developing resistance, Wong said. This year, Wong has traveled across the U.S. practicing medicine in different communities. In a few weeks, she will be going to Alaska for

a trauma surgery elective and family will be extremely effective in her role, medicine course. contributing to her clinical research “Being a part of different project with the long-term goal of communities has just been a part of improving patient care in low and my life ever since I was young,” Wong middle income countries,” Adams wrote. “I can’t wait to see what she said. A current Malaysian citizen on does at the end of her fellowship year a student visa in the U.S., Wong and throughout her career.” Adams also noted that added that an international “I wanted Wong’s previous experience with Geisel’s Center for aspect of to dedicate medicine has Health Equity and the Dickey Center for International always been myself in a Understanding studying “built into her community and life.” hearing loss in newborns in rural Nicaragua after G e i s e l be a productive d i re c t o r o f person.” her first year of medical school helped Wong launch the Center for Health her global health research interests and was the basis Equity Lisa -LYE-YENG WONG for her personal statement Adams who MED’18 guided Wong in her fellowship application. “I only facilitate bringing throughout the application out their strengths for these process, wrote in an email statement impressive achievements,” Adams that she is confident the research wrote. experience Wong will gain during Vazquez will participate in this the program will provide her with year’s Medical Research Scholars an opportunity to grow professionally Program through the prestigious NIH organization in Bethesda, Maryland. and personally. “Knowing [Wong], I suspect she Vazquez said that one of the most

interesting aspects of the program is the organization’s focus on creating a larger environment to discuss medicine outside of classrooms and patient rooms. Vazquez said he is excited to be matched with a mentor on the NIH campus. Upon arriving for the two-day interview period, each applicant was informed that if they are accepted, one of the three interviewers would serve as their primary mentor throughout the year and would help them work with faculty in their fields of interest. “A lot of things in medicine are done without knowing why they are being done,” Vazquez said. “It’s kind of a scary thought, but if you ask a group of doctors within a particular specialty why they do a procedure the way they do it, you will get a couple of different answers.” During a recent clinical rotation with the Geisel vascular surgery department, Vasquez said he realized that understanding why certain steps are performed is just as important as the actual procedure. “[The doctors] are inquisitive

about the way they do things and whether what they are doing is actually the best outcome for the patient,” he said. “They are constantly investigating the way they do things, and I think that adds a lot of value to your daily practice.” Vazquez noted that it is important for doctors to be accountable and not just accept procedures for the way they are or how they were taught, but instead understand each step of their actions. “ I wan t t o e mu l at e t h at [accountability] for the rest of my career,” Vazquez said. He added that he is also excited about the personal growth he expects to experience over the course of the next year. “Medicine can be very isolating — everybody is obviously smart but we are good at different things individually,” Vazquez said. “Just being at the interview days and talking to applicants from across the country, it was really cool to talk about the same thing from different points of view. I think that environment is what I am looking forward to the most.”



FRIDAY, APRIL 21, 2017


2:15 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.

Fiddle Master Class with Martin Hayes, Alumni Hall, Hopkins Center for the Arts

8:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Performance: The Gloaming, Spaulding Auditorium, Hopkins Center for the Arts


1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Met Opera in HD: “Eugene Onegin,” starring Anna Netrebko, Loew Auditorium, Black Family Visual Arts Center

7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Film: “A United Kingdom,” Loew Auditorium, Black Family Visual Arts Center


5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Department of Music Senior Recital: baritone Ben Rutan and tenor Ryan Schiller, Faulkner Recital Hall, Hopkins Center for the Arts

7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Film: “Paterson,” directed by Jim Jarmusch, Loew Auditorium, Black Family Visual Arts Center RELEASE DATE– Friday, April 21, 2017

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ChamberWorks concert will be performed Sunday in Rollins By GRAY CHRISTIE The Dartmouth

T h i s S u n d a y, Fr e d H a a s is bringing a brilliant sextet lineup and a deeply personal set of jazz arrangements to the ChamberWorks concert series entitled, “ChamberWorks: From the Heart.” Haas is an acclaimed saxophonist and music professor at Dartmouth, where he teaches private lessons and courses in jazz history and improvisation. He prides himself on his philosophy of teaching which emphasizes the player’s personality in their interpretation and performance of music. In this Sunday’s performance, Haas will be playing saxophone and piano. The lineup will also feature Jason Ennis on guitar. Ennis teaches guitar lessons at Dartmouth and plays professionally in the area. He and the other players in the ensemble have known each other for a while. Ennis met bass player Dave Clark in 1995 when they took a Middlebury College jazz improvisation class together, which was taught by Haas. Ennis later took Clark’s combo jazz class at the Vermont Jazz Center. Ennis and Clark also work at Haas’ annual Interplay Jazz & Arts summer camp every year along with the rest of the combo, which consists of George Voland on trombone, Tim Gilmore on drums and Dave Ellis on trumpet. Ennis’ upcoming musical plans include

a performance with Dartmouth’s of collaboration between the six World Music Percussion Ensemble musicians. Haas’ performances on May 24. involve a highly personal approach As for the set list, Haas likes to jazz. The end result will be not to decide what to play until a unified item composed of six the day of the show. Regarding individual personalities. the repertoire for the show, Ennis This is an approach that he has said, “The truth is, I actually don’t communicated well to the other even know.” perfor mers. For the concert’s There is no l i n e r n o t e s, malicious intent aas asked “The truth is, I actually H behind the set each of them l i s t ’s s e c r e c y. don’t even know [what to write about Ennis does not Sunday’s repertoire will the definitive want to confine m u s i c a l h i m s e l f t o a consist of].” experiences predeter mined of their lives. set, instead Ennis -JASON ENNIS, preferring to chose to play “whatever GUITARIST FEATURED IN describe the [he] feels like that “CHAMBERWORKS: FROM formative day.” experiences H o w e v e r , THE HEART” of his youth as Ennis did a guitar player indicate what the in the notes. audience can expect in general: a “ O n e o f t h e g r e a t l i v e combination of newly arranged performance memories I have standards, music from Haas’ album is of hearing a more regionally “Telling Stories” and Brazilian known blues player named Ronnie influences. Earl,” Ennis wrote. “I remember Whatever music Haas decides to just about having the wind knocked program will certainly reflect his out of me by a slow blues he played distinctive approach to jazz music. at the Iron Horse Music Hall the Contrary to the emphasis on strict day after Thanksgiving of 1994.” interpretation characterized by Voland, on the other hand, classical repertoire, Haas places r e l a t e d h i s p h i l o s o p h y o f value on “how well we interact connecting to people through as we jointly reinter pret the music, writing that he loves giving music written by the composer.” away “whatever musical gift [he The music flows not from the has].” composer or the paper on which Gilmore recalled the euphoria it is printed; instead, it is a work of being validated as a musician.

“July of 1970, I play my first professional gig and make $75, and I’m the richest man in town!” he wrote. Clark wrote about the experience of being a member of a chorus with a program that “took the top of [his] head off.” Together, these players promise emotionally touching, unique interpretation in a genre that emphasizes creative integrity over strict adherence to procedure. Perfor mances like this are essential to help build the cultural relevance of jazz music in the isolated Dartmouth community. Emma Howeiler ’18, who plays piano in the Barbary Coast Jazz Ensemble and performs gigs in town and around the Upper Valley, described Dartmouth jazz culture as a “vacuum on both sides.” She cites a lack of community interest in jazz accompanied by a lack of institutional resources to promote jazz learning and culture. Howeiler and other members of the Barbary Coast are frequently f r u s t r at e d w i t h t h e s t u d e n t community’s lack of appreciation of a musical culture that, for them, is more than just a genre. They often find that jazz is trivialized and commercialized in films like “La La Land,” which distract from a practical understanding of the genre. For the student community outside the small web of players at the college, jazz is an occasional musical interest but ultimately an artifact of another age.

Enter Haas, whose teaching p h i l o s o p hy e m p h a s i z e s t h e applicability of jazz to universal aspects of human life. He sees jazz as an essential part of the liberal arts and is quick to point out that “the skills [students] learn [in jazz] translate into being more coherent in other aspects of their life.” For Haas, jazz is really about thinking on your feet and applying the knowledge you have to novel circumstances and constantly changing situations, skills that the liberal arts philosophy undoubtedly promotes. Te a ch i n g t h e D a r t m o u t h community to appreciate jazz as not a piece of history but an active method to understand the world is paramount to fostering jazz culture at the college and beyond. Jazz players understand this, and it is their job to communicate it to the outside world. Haas’ approach to jazz playing accomplishes this by emphasizing the importance of personal experience in performance and interpretation. C o n c e r t s a n d eve n t s l i k e this Sunday’s “ChamberWorks: From the Heart” are what keeps jazz alive at Dartmouth. Haas’ highly personalized approach to improvisation and the chemistry of six players who have known each other for decades should deliver a worthwhile performance. “ChamberWorks: From the Heart” will be performed at 1 p.m. on Sunday in Rollins Chapel. Admission is free.

The Brovertones will host this year’s Spring Sing on Saturday By SOPHIA SIU

The Dartmouth Staff

This year’s Spring Sing will feature the Dartmouth Brovertones, one of Dartmouth’s three all-male a cappella groups, as its headliners and hosts. The Spring Sing, an annual a cappella show whose hosting rights rotate between all of the College’s a cappella groups, will likely feature the group’s longest set until its next turn for hosting duties. Fall Fling and Winter WhingDing, the other two major a cappella shows on campus, operate in the same way, so that each group is able to host one of these major shows approximately every two to three years. T he Brovertones’ musical director, Graham Rigby ’17, was a freshman the last time the Brovertones hosted during the Fall Fling of 2013. “This is the second time I’ve done it, and I think I’m lucky to have done it twice,” Rigby said. “It only happens once to many

people. It’s a chance to have a big show that you can turn out a lot of people in a really nice space to perform.” Because a cappella shows on campus tend to be held in fraternities, Spring Sing, which is held in Spaulding Auditorium in the Hopkins Center, offers the Brovertones a rare opportunity to perform on a stage of that size. “It’s really kind of a legitimacy,” the Brovertones’ media manager, Jared Solomon ’19, said. “It’s helped out by the school, and they get to provide a lot of resources and equipment that we normally don’t have access to.” With a larger venue and access to equipment, the group increased the number of songs in its set list, which will hopefully attract a larger audience. The Brovertones’ set list will consist of songs across a variety of genres, including arrangements of music by artists such as the Beach Boys and Chris Stapleton. “We have a lot of modern

contemporary pop music, we have country music, we have hip-hop, R&B elements, we have some more classic rock or older songs as well,” the Brovertones’ recording manager, Ryan Divers ’18, said. “It’s a really interesting spread or cross-section across all types of things we can do.” Divers added that part of the personality of the Brovertones is their desire and ability to sing an eclectic collection of music, and this variety will certainly be showcased during Spring Sing. Although there will be no new arrangements being debuted, the Brovertones collectively chose the songs that they will showcase, and the show will feature pieces arranged by a number of Brovertones as well as songs that have not been performed in some time. “It’s sort of an anthology of stuff we’ve been doing, in some sense — the fact that there’s not any strictly new music,” Rigby said. “It’s a good cross-section of

the variety of music we’ve been showcase,” Divers said. Anup doing for the past few years, kind A d d i t i o n a l l y , of the cream of the crop.” Chamrajnagar ’18 is a member of During the show, the Brovertones both the Brovertones and DStyle, will be joined by Fusion, one of providing a link between the two Dartmouth’s groups. He will be perfor ming student dance “If the audience with both groups ensembles, leaves happy, and during the show. and DStyle, S o l o m o n a Dartmouth they’re entertained freestyle rap the whole time, I explained that g roup. As he hopes the the host, the think we’ve done our audience will leave the show B rove r t o n e s job.” with a better decided to invite those appreciation for all of the variety two groups to -RYAN DIVERS ’18, join because RECORDING MANAGER and genres of Dartmouth a they wanted to bring more FOR THE DARTMOUTH cappella. “If the audience variety to the BROVERTONES l e av e s h a p py, show and to involve and they’re other parts of the campus arts entertained the whole time, I think community. we’ve done our job,” Divers said. “We thought that’ll make a Spring Sing is this Saturday, more entertaining performance for April 22 at 8 p.m. Tickets are $3 for the audience to have that variety students and $10 for community of different skills and abilities to members.

FRIDAY, APRIL 21, 2017






Former turf manager Mike Wade improves fields with startup By DANIELLE OKONTA

money to purchase materials to build a prototype and test it. “It will be tested this summer Behind Burnham Field’s pristine and hopefully be useful for green grass and Memorial Field’s recreation,” he said. resilient FieldTurf surface are Aerating and grooming the Dartmouth sports’ turf managers, athletic fields were among Wade’s who ensure the fields are among the responsibilities as turf manager, finest in the Ivy League. However, along with mowing the fields to a after three years at the College, certain height and feeding the grass one of the turf managers, Mike with nutrients. This job requires Wade, left Dartmouth for Keene careful and delicate maintenance, State College to pursue his startup which can be difficult to coordinate idea for technology to aerate and with varsity and club teams that maintain high-end sports fields. need to use the fields. Dartmouth’s Wade’s last day at the College was turf managers work with coaches April 14. and athletics staff to plan their “I live in Keene, so the commute work between practices, games to Dartmouth was very long and camps. for me,” Wade said. “However, “We do a lot of aeration with I leave Dartmouth because an a machine to reduce the density opportunity in Keene came about of the field and allow the field to for me, and I didn’t want to pass have the ability to drain water and it up.” air out,” John Buck, another turf Wade entered the Dartmouth manager, said. “Depending on Entrepreneurial Network’s Pitch what the coach decides or desires, contest in March and left with we can add other features to second prize, $1,500 cash and a accommodate playing for teams.” provisional patent for his idea, Wa d e w a s i n d i v i d u a l l y a horizontal aerator for athletic responsible for the maintenance of turf. Aeration Burnham Field involves and Blackman p e r f o r a t i n g “Prior to [Wade] Fields, which the soil with stepping in, I think are used by s m a l l h o l e s the athletics staff the soccer and to allow air, football teams, w a t e r a n d was convinced there respectively. nutrients to was no way you In previous penetrate the ye a r s, by t h e g rass roots, could get through time the football developing a a soccer season team retur ned healthy root in the summer without bare spots s y s t e m t h at to start training i s r e s i l i e n t on the field. [Wade] for the season, e n o u g h t o has shown that this is Blackman Fields withstand would be covered tough plays not the case.” with bare spots on the field. and would lack “Several ruggedness and -JOHN BUCK, fields cannot durability. But t a k e t h a t DARTMOUTH SPORTS Wade resolved kind of abuse TURF MANAGER the issue by w i t h o u t employing a new g e t t i n g irrigation system. bare spots “ We r e a l l y throughout worked on the the field,” Wade said. system so we could use more Wade hopes that his technology technology to reduce the amount will help turf managers and of water to allow the grass to grow athletic departments save time and a little better and make the field money tending for fields. longer-lasting for the athletes,” he “ T h e m a c h i n e w e h a v e said. developed ... affects a greater Since then, the fields have percentage of the surface area that stayed noticeably more fecund and you are trying to impact,” he said. resilient. Wade plans to use his prize “Prior to [Wade] stepping in, The Dartmouth Staff


Mike Wade was in charge of maintaining the all-grass field at Burnham Field, home to the men’s and women’s soccer teams.

I think the athletics staff was convinced that there was no way you could get through a soccer season without bare spots on the field,” Buck said. “[Wade] has shown that that is not the case.” In addition to the grass fields, Buck and Wade were in charge of Dartmouth’s FieldTurf and Astroturf surfaces, including Memorial Field, Scully-Fahey Field, Red Rolfe Field and Dartmouth Park. These fields, which average a 10-year lifespan, need occasional buffering to prevent from getting tough and matted. Memorial Field had a grass surface for decades before its renovation between 2005 and 2007, when FieldTurf was installed. “[Natural grass] proved to be very problematic,” football head coach Buddy Teevens ’79 said. “It wouldn’t dry out fast enough, it was costly to maintain and we were struggling to find places to practice. With the onset of the FieldTurf, we can go any time, any place.” Wade’s work impacts not only the appearance and performance

of Dartmouth’s playing surfaces now being absorbed in the turf.” but also the health of the athletes. Men’s soccer head coach “We found that our kickers Chad Riley wrote in an email would kick at statement that a certain spot, “[Wade] has done a Wa d e ’s wo rk and we found at Bur nham a d e p re s s i o n great job with our Field has been there,” Teevens stadium field as well highly received said. “That the soccer as the training fields by becomes a site team. for an athlete we use. We have the “ [ Wa d e ] h a s to get injured, best fields in our done a g reat but Wade [was] job with our a b l e t o s e e league and in this stadium field this and make region.” as well as the the necessary training fields refor mations we use,” Riley t o p r e v e n t -CHAD RILEY, MEN’S w r o t e . “ We injuries.” have the best SOCCER HEAD COACH The switch fields in our to a synthetic league and in surface has this region.” allowed athletes Wa d e to play full force with decreased is looking forward to pursuing his risk of injury. horizontal aeration idea in Keene “Concussive head injuries are but is confident that Dartmouth’s a real issue with our sport and in athletic fields will remain pristine. the various collisions that occur on “The men I work with take a the field,” Teevens said. “We have lot of pride in what they do, so I sensors that can read significant imagine that the fields are going hits, and they seem to be dropping to last for a really long time,” he significantly. Most of the force is said.

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